On 17 hectares, located in the heart of the siliceous gravels of the Margaux Appellation, these warm, naturally well-drained soils from the Quaternary permit roots to grow deep. The vineyard produces, depending on the vintage, from 45,000 to 90,000 bottles per year.
Ideal vine age averaging 42 years, optimum plant density of 10,000 vines per hectare and typical varietals: majority Cabernet Sauvignon, all come together to produce wines of rare quality and uncontested character, intense and with great finesse. Over the past two hundred years, the wines of ChÃ¢teau Boyd-Cantenac have been made in the tradition of the great wines of Margaux.
The second wines of ChÃ¢teau Boyd-Cantenac are the result of blending the grapes produced by young plants plus various other lots that seem, at the time of harvesting, to also be best suited for wines that can be appreciated young, within 5 to 12 years after the harvest.
The Second Wines:
Lighter than the first wines, these wines are also fruitier and need less time to reach their full maturity.
They are elaborated in such a way as to be appreciated sooner than the wine of ChÃ¢teau Boyd-Cantenac, which needs long bottle aging in order to reveal all of its capacities to enchant us.
The second wines (Jacques Boyd, JosÃ©phine de Boyd and La Croix de Boyd-Cantenac) show different personalities and nuances, but all have the same profile of traditional Margaux wines : subtlety, complexity, finesse, intensity and elegance.